Contract Manager - Sheriff's Office

  • Lake County, IL
  • Waukegan, Illinois
  • May 30, 2019
Full Time Administration and Management Public Safety

Job Description

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides flexible hours, rewarding compensation and an excellent benefit package? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment. Do you have a background in contract negotiating? If so, this position could very well be for you:

Position: Contract Manager

Location: Waukegan IL

Salary: $65,890.25 - $86,018.47

Job Summary: Responsible for administering post-award contract activities for the Sheriff’s Office to assure that payment requests and services rendered are in compliance with the County contracts. The candidate will review terms and conditions of all County awarded contracts for the Sheriff’s Office. Meet regularly with staff to discuss and identify contract problems and resolve technical and compliance issues with the staff, vendor and contractors.

Becoming a Contract Manager would allow you to synthesize or integrate analysis of data/information to discover facts or develop knowledge or interpretations and modify policies, procedures, or methodologies based on findings. The candidate must be able to negotiate or exchange ideas, information and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs, or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions. Will have to make decisions with very serious impact, that affects the entire organization and the general public, must have communications skills. You will have endless opportunities to impact and make a difference within Lake County. Being able to build working relationships with employees, 30 countywide departments and the public, is sure to keep you interested and continuously learning.

In order to be successful in this role you must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with course work in law, business or public administration, and have five years of experience in purchasing, including contract negotiations. Requires a record of continuing professional education and training, to keep up to date with current practices, programs and technologies related to public procurement. Individuals should have working knowledge of laws governing public procurement including applicable rules and regulations: contract law, structure and organization of County government; possess the ability to effectively problem solve and have the ability to work both individually and in a team atmosphere.

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!

To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit Sheriff's Office. To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action visit our website to view videos.

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Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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